08 Jan 2019

Art Gallery In A Lane

Indoor gallery space is enormously expensive. And what of all those people who feel too intimidated to wander into a private exhibit: ‘Do I look like someone who could afford these paintings?’ Well, Victoria has a solution to all of this: an outdoor gallery, staged in a most unintimidating laneway.

07 Dec 2018

Holiday Victoria

“We’re a bagpipe flashmob,” the chief piper announced as a crowd quickly gathered. “Any donations will go to Victoria Hospice.” Mark my footsteps, good my page Tread thou in them boldly Thou shall find the winters rage Freeze thy blood less coldly. Drone cords and Santa pompoms swayed as be-kilted

27 Nov 2018

Retro Sound Museum

What are some of your favourite sounds from your day to day life? How many of those noises will no longer exist five, ten years from now? Which sounds do your miss from your childhood? In 2013, German designers Daniel Chun and Jan Derksen from Chunderksen Design built Conserve The Sound,

25 Nov 2018

Swedish Falu Red

As you drive through the Swedish countryside, you can’t help but notice how many houses and barns are painted the same shade of red. Well, that red has a name – Falu Red or Falu Rödfärg – and historical significance. Falu Red is named for Falun, a small town outside of

02 Sep 2018

Travelling Sistine Chapel Exhibition

“Ssssssh.” “Sssssssh.” Having been enticed by the beauties of Rome, exhausted by the lines outside the Vatican, and stunned by the sculptures within, the crowds start to burble as they push their way into the Sistine Chapel. “Woah!” “Regardez!”  “Venga!” When –  in the face of Michelangelo’s four and a

19 Aug 2018

Gabriola Arts Festival

So far there have been one person plays, magic shows, The Kerplunks and a be there in a flash mob doing the grapevine and the rolling twist to Aretha. Artisans have been selling their creations while farmers ladle out their winning stews. If you can get to the Cultivate Theatre,

10 Aug 2018

The Broad

Across the street and up the block from LA’s MOCA is the gorgeously lit Broad Museum. Founded by collectors and philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad in 2015 and designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the Broad offers free admission. With more than two thousand pieces of art

10 Aug 2018

Summer @ MOCA

How would you like to put paintbrush to canvas and, millimetre by millimetre, clean the canvas of a Jackson Pollock painting? Specifically, his abstract expressionist Number 1, 1949. Thrilling or terrifying? Meticulous Pollock primping is exactly what Conservator Chris Stavroudis is doing – in public view, no less – at LA’s Museum

31 Jul 2018

The Mannequins Of Norway

You can learn a lot about a town from its mannequins. Here are some great ones we saw driving through Norway.    

22 May 2018

MOMA: The Long Run

As artists pass a ‘certain age’ – TBD by culture, demographics, the century in which they are living – the whispers get louder. If these artists have not yet achieved the success they seek, it’s: ‘why are you still doing this?’ ‘Isn’t it time to give up?’ Those artists who